Hart-tish Day Use

Area Status: Open

Hart-tish is a well developed and popular recreation site with an extensive day use area, and an adjacent boat ramp and a small campground. Hart-tish park is one of the few Forest Service campgrounds with several acres of beautifully groomed lawn sloping down to the water's edge. From Hart-tish one can look south across the lake to the peaks of the majestic Red Butte Wilderness. Many picnic sites are available in shaded areas next to the beach. There are wheelchair accessible facilities. 


  • 3 picnic sites
  • No fire pits
  • Drinking water
  • 2 flush toilets
  • Garbage disposal during operating season

At a Glance

  • Day use: $7 
  • Boat launch fee: $10
Open Season: early May - mid-September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Jacksonville, OR
Passes: 50% discount, for day use fee, with any of these passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, Golden Access and Interagency Military.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


From Jacksonville, OR, travel south 6.5 miles on Highway 238 to Ruch, OR, and turn left on to Upper Applegate Road (County Road 859). Continue 16 miles to Hart-tish, about 0.5 mile past (south) dam.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Nearby hiking opportunities are part of the Applegate Lake trail system, including Da-ku-be-te-de Trail #940, Grouse Loop Trail #941, Collings Mountain Trail #943.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult


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2,000 feet